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Monday, June 29, 2009

Help End the Drug War

I just received this by email. We have such a problem with street crime in the city, making criminals out of drug users only excacerbates it, draws off critical police resources, crowds our courts and our jails and turns young people into felons who will be released back onto our streets. Organizations like Drugsense.org and the Marijuana Policy Project inject some common sense into our drug law. Neither organization encourages drug use, only a rational response to our drug problem. I urge you to read their material and and support them if you can.


Urgent Appeal for Donations

We know times are tough. Drug laws remain unjust, drug war prisoners remain behind bars, and safe access to cannabis remains blocked federally and in many states. Taxes are too high, while we spend inordinate sums enforcing drug laws.

Please take a moment to show your support of sensible drug policies by donating to DrugSense. Through this link http://www.DrugSense.org/donate/, you can make a quick and easy contribution. If you are a regular or past contributor, thank you. Please help once again.

You can also donate by check or money order payable to
14252 Culver Dr #328
Irvine, CA 92604-0326

Here are a few good reasons to support DrugSense:

> DrugSense is comprehensive.. We are a knowledge base of drug policy information and activism. Our DrugNews archive now tops 200,000 newspaper, magazine, and Web articles on drug policy regardless of spin. http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/
> DrugSense is immediate. Our Drug 'Bot' parses and makes instantly available over 1,000 drug policy news items each day. http://www.drugbot.org
> DrugSense is global. We maintain parallel efforts in Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, and France. Our archives contain news from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
> DrugSense is web-savvy. We provide website hosting, e-mail discussion lists, threaded discussion forums, and newsfeeds to over 120 drug policy organizations. http://www.drugpolicycentral.com/
> DrugSense is popular. Our websites received more than 6 million visitors last year and are among THE most popular with respect to this issue. Independent monitoring services consistently rank our sites higher than those for Freevibe, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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